Ganjam


Ganjam

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Ganjam | type = city | latd = 19.38 | longd = 85.07
locator_position = right | state_name = Orissa
district = Ganjam
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altitude = 3
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 11,312| population_density =
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Ganjam is a town and a notified area committee in Ganjam District in the state of Orissa, India.

Geography

Ganjam is located at coord|19.38|N|85.07|E|. [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/0/Ganjam.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Ganjam] ] It has an average elevation of 3 metres (9 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, [GR|India] Ganjam had a population of 11,312. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Ganjam has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 63%. In Ganjam, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Ganjam Fort

(19° 22’ 29"N, 85° 49’ 03"E), Dist. Ganjam, Orissa, India. This fort is located 8 km from Chatrapur. Until the beginning of the 18th century this site was the main town and headquarters of the district. The fort had a customs house and a harbour. The Orissa State Archaeology restored the fort over the years. Visible are the star-shaped bastions and moat. The main structure seems to have been constructed by British architects.

SourcesR.P. Mohapatra, Archaeology in Orissa, vol. 1 (Delhi 1986). 222-223.

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